Calendar of Area Events

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January 2017

chetola resort at blowing rock
blowing rock winterfest

Blowing Rock WinterFest

January 26-29, 2017

Don't hibernate... celebrate! Enjoy the fun side of winter with events that include the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, Chilly Chili Cook-Off, WinterFeast, WinterPaws Dog Show, Winter Fashion Show, ice carving, concerts and more!

828-295-7851 | Website

chetola resort at blowing rock

April 2017

chetola resort at blowing rock
blowing rock trout derby

Blowing Rock Trout Derby

April 1, 2017

The annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby is a much-anticipated early springtime event in the village. We have some of the best trout fishing anywhere in the Southeast, so the combination of the Derby and our lovely springtime makes for a great reason to visit. Fishing is a sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime and the Derby is a great way to be together as a family. 

828-295-4636 | Website

savor blowing rock

SAVOR Blowing Rock

April 20-23, 2017

A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists at each of the six annual shows. Browse among the tents to view unique pieces and speak with the artists about their work! All artists have work for sale. Show is displayed all along Park Avenue in downtown Blowing Rock.

828-295-7851 | Website

chetola resort at blowing rock

May 2017

chetola resort at blowing rock
blowing rock trout derby

Art in the Park

May 20, 2017

A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists at each of the six annual shows. Browse among the tents to view unique pieces and speak with the artists about their work! All artists have work for sale. Show is displayed all along Park Avenue in downtown Blowing Rock. 2017 dates are: May 20 | June 10 | July 15 | August 12 | September 9 | October 7

828-295-7851 | Website

chetola resort at blowing rock

June 2017

chetola resort at blowing rock
blowing rock horse show

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

June 8-11, 2017

Located at the L.M. Tate Horse Show Grounds at the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve, one mile from Blowing Rock, NC. Horse show, vendors, food and more! Saddlebred: June 8-11, 2017 | Hunter/Jumper: July 25-August 6, 2017

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blowing rock trout derby

Art in the Park

June 10, 2017

A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists at each of the six annual shows. Browse among the tents to view unique pieces and speak with the artists about their work! All artists have work for sale. Show is displayed all along Park Avenue in downtown Blowing Rock. 2017 dates are: May 20 | June 10 | July 15 | August 12 | September 9 | October 7

828-295-7851 | Website

horn in the west

Horn in the West

June 24 - August 5, 2017

Loved by young and old alike, the Horn in the West drama is located in the heart of Boone North Carolina in one of the most beautiful outdoor theatres in the country. This adventure, from our nation’s heritage, has offered thrilling outdoor entertainment to generations of Americans since it premiered in 1952. Centered around the frontiersman Daniel Boone and the fight for American Independence, Horn in the West is a thrilling look back at our nation’s beginnings.

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July 2017

chetola resort at blowing rock
an appalachian summer festival

An Appalachian Summer Festival

July 1-31, 2017

Presented by Appalachian State University’s Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, this annual celebration of the performing and visual arts is held every July in venues across the university campus, and features a diverse mix of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and film programming. Beginning as a small chamber music series, the festival has emerged as one of the nation’s most highly regarded, multi-disciplinary art festivals, designated one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” by the Southeast Tourism Society.

800.841.2787  |  Website

blowing rock trout derby

Art in the Park

July 15

A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists at each of the six annual shows. Browse among the tents to view unique pieces and speak with the artists about their work! All artists have work for sale. Show is displayed all along Park Avenue in downtown Blowing Rock. 2017 dates are: May 20 | June 10 | July 15 | August 12 | September 9 | October 7

828-295-7851 | Website

symphony by the lake

Symphony by the Lake

July tba

Spend an evening under the stars by beautiful Chetola Lake with the Symphony of the Mountains. This annual outdoor concert on Chetola Resort’s sweeping lawn is the pinnacle event of Blowing Rock’s summer season. A spectacular fireworks display caps off this fantastic evening.

828-295-7851 | Website

blowing rock horse show

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show

July 25-August 6, 2017

Located at the L.M. Tate Horse Show Grounds at the Broyhill Equestrian Preserve, one mile from Blowing Rock, NC. Horse show, vendors, food and more! Saddlebred: June 8-11, 2017 | Hunter/Jumper: July 25-August 6, 2017

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chetola resort at blowing rock

August 2017

chetola resort at blowing rock
blowing rock trout derby

Art in the Park

August 12, 2017

A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists at each of the six annual shows. Browse among the tents to view unique pieces and speak with the artists about their work! All artists have work for sale. Show is displayed all along Park Avenue in downtown Blowing Rock. 2017 dates are: May 20 | June 10 | July 15 | August 12 | September 9 | October 7

828-295-7851 | Website

chetola resort at blowing rock

September 2017

chetola resort at blowing rock
blowing rock trout derby

Art in the Park

September 9

A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists at each of the six annual shows. Browse among the tents to view unique pieces and speak with the artists about their work! All artists have work for sale. Show is displayed all along Park Avenue in downtown Blowing Rock. 2017 dates are: May 20 | June 10 | July 15 | August 12 | September 9 | October 7

828-295-7851 | Website

chetola resort at blowing rock

October 2017

chetola resort at blowing rock
blowing rock trout derby

Art in the Park

October 7, 2017

A juried arts & craft show featuring 90 artists at each of the six annual shows. Browse among the tents to view unique pieces and speak with the artists about their work! All artists have work for sale. Show is displayed all along Park Avenue in downtown Blowing Rock. 2017 dates are: May 20 | June 10 | July 15 | August 12 | September 9 | October 7

828-295-7851 | Website

chetola resort at blowing rock

November 2017

chetola resort at blowing rock
blue ridge parkway

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the Town

November 24, 2017

Santa, hot chocolate, carols, and music! Entertainment in the park and family fun all afternoon. Free!

877.750.4636 | Website

grandfather mountain

Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

November 25, 2017

Annual holiday parade on Main Street in Blowing Rock

877.750.4636 | Website

chetola resort at blowing rock

December 2017

chetola resort at blowing rock
appalachian ski mtn new years eve

New Year's Eve Fireworks & Torchlight Skiing

December 31, 2017

Join us for New Year’s Eve at Appalachian Ski Mountain and ring in 2018 in style! Fireworks, torchlight skiing and more! Moonlight ice skating from 10 pm to midnight.Festive Restaurant Specials also available from 9pm to midnight.

828.295.7828 | Website

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Throughout the Year

chetola resort at blowing rock
ensemble stage

Ensemble Stage

Ensemble Stage, the High Country’s only year-round professional theatre offers full-length plays, summer theatre camps, interactive murder-mysteries, staged radio dramas, kids programs, an annual musical Christmas variety show and more. Mainstage shows are performed on the proscenium stage at Blowing Rock School, conveniently located just two blocks off Main Street. Referred to in The Mountain Times as a “fast-rising theatrical powerhouse,” Ensemble Stage provides the High Country residents and guests with a variety of quality productions sure to entertain and satisfy any theatrical palette. It’s professional theatre at an affordable price. Blowing Rock School Auditorium, 160 Sunset Drive

828.414.1844 | Website

ensemble stage

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM)

BRAHM is the culmination of a labor of love that began in 1999, when the work of early 20th-century artist Elliott Daingerfield was first offered as the cultural foundation of the state-of-the-art 23,000-square-foot field stone and cedar shake facility. In addition to rotating exhibits, BRAHM offers an array of events from lectures and classes to kids events. Visit their website for a complete schedule. Open year-round. Free parking is available in the deck adjacent to the museum.

828.295.9099 | Website

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